Windows 10: Cannot Delete Folders/Files from Dowloads Folder

Discus and support Cannot Delete Folders/Files from Dowloads Folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have fourteen folders in my Downloads folder that will not delete. Neither will the files inside of them. I keep getting a popup that says I need... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Gurn Blanston, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Cannot Delete Folders/Files from Dowloads Folder


    I have fourteen folders in my Downloads folder that will not delete. Neither will the files inside of them. I keep getting a popup that says I need permission. I grant permission and it comes back with "Try Again", and keeps doing so, ad nauseum. I can delete any other file or folder from the Downloads folder, or any place else on my drives. Just not these folders.

    Of note:

    1. I am the administrator of this PC
    2. I am logged on as administrator
    3. I have tried taking ownership of the folders

    These are simply installer files for some audio software. I have no idea why they won't delete. Any help is much appreciated.

    Thank you

    :)
     
    Gurn Blanston, Jun 27, 2020
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    *Confused Cannot Delete Folders/Files from Dowloads Folder :confused:

    Will I be forever stuck with these unnecessary folders? *Oh Well Cannot Delete Folders/Files from Dowloads Folder :eek:hwell:
     
    oli_ramsay, Jun 27, 2020
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    I have a 0 byte folder and I can't delete it. I'm using win 7 64 bit.
    please help *Cry :cry:

    It says access denied when trying, please login as admin blah blah msgs....

    I've searched the net for hours, Trying unlocker, fileassassin, and all other 'file deleter' programs out there. tried on safe mode, tried the cmd commands, even in cmd it says access denied, tried the closing explorer.exe and doing the command. I tried changing permissions and atrributes and it says you do not have permission to view or edit this objects permission settings. I logged in as the Administrator and still no hope.

    the folder originally contained all my movies but since then i moved(using the move command) all of them someplace else(on another hdd) and I thought it was gone but the folder is still there, 0 bytes. It was shared when i deleted it and still appeared on the shared folders list but inaccessible coz it was already deleted so i 'unshared' the folder from the shared folders list. and so the problem began. the folder is still there and it is undeletable

    One surefire way to do it without deleting my files is copying all other files to another HDD and reformat it and copy it back again but my hdd is currently contains 1 tb out of 1.36 and i dont have any hdds with that free space to use.

    ALSO I CAN'T OPEN THE FOLDER it says

    Location is not available

    'directory' is not accessible.
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    i think its more of a windows glitch than a virus problem

    help??? *Frown Cannot Delete Folders/Files from Dowloads Folder :(
     
    lyndonguitar, Jun 27, 2020
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    Cannot delete .Trash-999 folder

    So I am trying to delete a folder from my secondary HDD called .Trash-999 that is from and ubuntu bootdisk. I managed to do it on the c:\ drive, but on my d:\ drive i am getting an error telling me that i don;t have permission to delete it.

    I recently had a problem with windows permissions and fixed it on the c:\ drive with a windows re-install but i accidentally set up windows on d:\ The files contained within are from a mistaken windows install, which i tried to delete through ubuntu, it seems that ubuntu was able to move the files to the trash, but unable to delete them entirely.
    When i go to security on the folder, it tells me that i don't have permission to do this action. although the permissions on the folder gives re/write to everyone. However, when i go to the individual folders in there, no one has permission and when i try to give permission i get an access denied message.

    Update - I just found a nifty little program that adds a take ownership option to the right click menu, this has allowed me to (finally) delete all the folders/files i need to.
     
    silkstone, Jun 27, 2020
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